Bush Derangement Syndrome in a nutshell
For those who are only casual followers of politics, or for those who aren’t quite sure what BDS actually means, this is it in a nutshell:
FDR okayed the internment of 120,000 Japanese American citizens (over half were children), with the Supremes’ blessings (essentially) – one of the most shameful acts by a US gov’t in American history – and in retrospect he is looked upon lovingly and admiringly by today’s left as one of the greatest presidents of all time. Here are some examples of what happened in those internment camps. Some Japanese Ameircans died for lack of medical care. Some were shot for “resisting orders.” That happened here. On US soil. Under FDR’s watch. But this guy was and is great. Never would have been any legit speculation that he wanted to be a “dictator.”
President Bush, OTOH, has 500 or so detainees locked up in Gitmo Bay -detainees who fly the flag for no country, has one American citizen (Jose Padilla) locked up as an enemy combatant here in the states, no allegations of ‘abuse’ at Gitmo have been substantiated, and all of a sudden this country is going to hell in a handbasket, “laws be damned,” Bush is the the next coming of Hitler, has a Stalin-esque control over the media at Gitmo, yada yada yada.
That’s the short version of BDS: thinking fondly of the man** who authorized internment camps for Japanese American citizens versus thinking the main who detains 500 suspected terrorists who fly the flag for no one is the 21st century Hitler.
**Not meant to imply that FDR was an ineffective WWII CIC.
Update: Here’s another prime instance of BDS gone madder. (Hat tip: ST reader Severian)